Professor Catherine Sherron is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Thomas More College. She has a Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil) in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Medical Ethics from Miami University. Her Master's degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is also in Medical Ethics, while her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, is in philosophy of science. She teaches courses in applied ethics (Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, International Research Ethics), death & dying, epistemology, philosophy of science, as well as an occasional interdisciplinary course with science faculty. Professor Sherron's scholarly interests are in biomedical and death and dying. Her current research project uses design thinking to help urban Appalachians overcome barriers to end of life planning. She regularly presents to emergency medical providers on applied ethics. Dr. Sherron volunteers with Bluegrass Care Navigators and is a committed apheresis (platelet) donor. Some of her other interests include travel, theater, cycling (mountain and road), dancing (swing and tango), singing, cooking, and gardening. (More Info)
- Global Bioethics -- applicable to any major and no prerequisites!
- Gain perspective by experiencing the multiculturalism of London and Dublin’s theaters, cathedrals, pubs, and the cities themselves.
- Visit museums (London Science Museum, Old Operating Theatre, the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum), cemeteries (Highgate Cemetery in London or Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin), and historical venues (the Dover War Tunnels, Kilmainham Gaol, Trinity College) to ground the biomedical issues in history.
- Talk to health care professionals about their daily practice and ethical challenges.
- Discuss with classmates and create a journal exploring connections between theories and field trips, asking and answering for yourself timeless questions.
- Join an experienced study-abroad professor who especially welcomes first-time travelers and novice philosophers.
- Great humanities course for science majors and perfect for nursing and all pre-health professional majors (pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, etc.).